Raymond Iezzi Jr., M.D., conducts preclinical and clinical translational trials in several ophthalmology-related areas.
Dr. Iezzi's clinical interests include retinal degenerative diseases as well as all aspects of vitreoretinal surgery, with a special interest in complex retinal detachment repair associated with diabetes, trauma and proliferative vitreoretinopathy.
- Nanoparticle-based intraocular drug delivery
- Nanocomposite-based biosensors
- Pharmacologic approaches to retinal neuroprotection
- Retinal prosthesis development
Significance to patient care
Dr. Iezzi's research will benefit patient care by introducing new methods of slowing retinal degeneration in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and complex trauma. His work in the field of retinal prosthesis will eventually lead to methods for restoring vision in patients with advanced retinal degeneration.
- Visionary Award, Foundation Fighting Blindness
- Ophthalmological Associate, Research to Prevent Blindness
- Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation
- Ophthalmology Fellowship, The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation
- Knapp Fellowship, Herman Knapp Testimonial Fund
- Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012